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  • Writer's pictureLauren Morris

I'm not here for the bullshit!

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Running a business is hard. On top of that parenting is difficult. Factor in homeschool and special needs and we got some real shit going on. I just don't have time for the bullshit.

I run an improv theater because I love long-form improv. Not I think I love it, I know I love it. I don't teach classes because it's an extra way for me to pick up cash while I'm waiting on my next acting gig. I teach it because I KNOW IT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Lately, I have seen people teaching classes and starting projects and more power to them because it's real fucking hard work. Here's a secret, most of us don't make our money from improv. We have other revenue and we keep our doors to the theater open because we believe in what this art form can do. We legitimately run ourselves into the ground so others have a place to create.

There's a lot of people out there trying to be gurus and talking shit but I fucking live it. I'm not here to get popular, to make a quick buck off of people, to try and garner bragging point about bringing forms to an area or conflating facts about my time put into the craft to give me status. I do the work. EVERY DAY. I give up stage time, I skip out on things that look shiny and new and every day, I think about ways improv can make us all better. I then deliver on that promise.

For those of you who are here for the real thing, come find me. You'll know how to do that when you're ready. Until then, I'm not here for the bullshit.

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